New Malden deaths: Post-mortem examination 'inconclusive'

  • 27 April 2014
  • From the section London
Gary Clarence and his two sons
Image caption Gary Clarence was in South Africa when he was informed of the children's deaths

Post-mortem examinations on three children found dead in their south-west London home have proved inconclusive, the Met Police has said.

Olivia, 4, and three-year-old twins Ben and Max Clarence were found at the family's home in New Malden on Tuesday.

Scotland Yard said the examinations "did not establish a cause of death" and further tests would be carried out.

The children's mother, Tania Clarence, 42, has been charged with three counts of murder.

Genetic disorder

She has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 29 April.

The sibling's father, Gary Clarence, a director at City bank Investec, was on holiday in South Africa with members of his family, including the couple's eight-year-old daughter, when he was told about the deaths of his children.

In a statement, he said it was an "extreme tragedy" with devastating consequences.

The three children had the life-limiting genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy.